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Mark Falzone


Mark Falzone


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Urban Scholar


2005 – 2007

Rappaport Urban Fellowship provides elected and appointed officials from Great Boston with full-tuition scholarships to attend the Kennedy School of Government's Master's in Public Administration program.

Mark Falzone served as a State Representative from 2001 until 2010 and represented the 9th Essex District, which includes portions of Lynn, Lynnfield, Saugus and Wakefield. He served on the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, and the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. Prior to serving in the house, he was a Saugus Town Meeting Member from 1993 to 2000. He was the Chairman of the Saugus Democratic Town Committee from 1996 to 2004.

In addition, Rep. Falzone was appointed to the House Special Committee on Automation and the Massachusetts Information Technology Commission. In 2002, Falzone was chosen from more than 4,000 state legislators identified as emerging leaders by the Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA) to be one of 35 Flemming Fellows. He attended the Flemming Fellows Leadership Institute, which trains policymakers to think and lead and to solve problems by working across lines of party, race, class and gender to achieve consensus. The following year he received a prestigious Toll Fellowship from the Council of State Government in recognition of his leadership abilities, legislative accomplishments, and dedication to public life and civic service. He has owned and run a computer consulting business since 1996.

In 2012, Falzone joined the National Immigration Forum as Deputy Director. In this role, he helped to lead and manage one of the nation’s leading pro-immigrant advocacy organizations. In 2017, Falzone was selected as President of Scenic America, the only national group solely dedicated to preserving and enhancing the scenic character of America’s communities and countryside.